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Gaff schooner sunk in Brixham

dom

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Ellie, or her boat?

Never met Ellie or indeed saw anybody on the boat, or even any lights in the evenings.

Timbers looked to be decaying and it had a general air of abandonment.
:(
 

Gary Fox

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Never met Ellie or indeed saw anybody on the boat, or even any lights in the evenings.

Timbers looked to be decaying and it had a general air of abandonment.
:(
A shame, but not surprising. It's hard work to keep an old wooden fishing boat in commission, and very expensive unless you can do the work yourself.
 

Laysula

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Looks like she's still alongside the jetty? Anyone know what they plan to do with her?
Just leave her there as a "tourist attraction :) " to go with some of the other hulks that are there bringing the harbour down.
 

Gary Fox

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Just leave her there as a "tourist attraction :) " to go with some of the other hulks that are there bringing the harbour down.
Is the Heritage Pontoon still a going concern, after the sad demise of Trinity? If the HM isn't pathogically retarded, isn't corruptable by big business, and wants the best for his harbour, it should be maintained and reserved for the classic wooden gaffers which everyone associates with BM. I would be a regular visitor.
Charlestown changed hands and is thriving, the Brixham HM's oughtn't let it all slip through their fingers.
 

Fimacca

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To be fair, Town pontoon has the reject yachts left abandoned tied up you get everywhere now - but also has the heritage and restored lovely old brixham trawlers tied up there most of the year with tours available (when able) by volunteers. They will return later in the year.
As for sea beast - maybe sold to another starry eyed dreamer as a live aboard ......?
 

trevbouy

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Plans are for it to be broken up in place or moved to the D-day slip to be broken up.

Town pontoon is to be put back in place soon.
 
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